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Interpretation of cardiac tests

Module summary
Dr Chris Arden advises on the interpretation of ECGs and BNP tests in general practice in this video module.
Learning objectives

This video module will refresh your clinical knowledge of cardiac tests, including:

  • Reading ECG traces
  • How to recognise heart block
  • Why BNP testing is important
  • How to use BNP levels to determine when referral is needed
Expert speaker
Dr Chris Arden is a GP at Park Surgery, Southampton and works in Southampton as a GPSI in cardiology at a community cardiac clinic.
Date module published
02/11/2016
Module due for review
02/11/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good
Norman Gordon
14.04.2017.
Revision of ECG reporting, useful explanations including correlating electro physiology with medical conditions, also the heart failure guidelines. Interesting to note other reasons for high BNP like sepsis, LVH, AV etc.
Could do with example ECGS.
Farah Bede
10.04.2017.
Not enough on echo interpretation
Daniel Cooke
10.04.2017.
good but complex
Nicky Mayes
07.04.2017.
informative
Chandrakala Morishetty
02.04.2017.